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The Image of God (Dr. Vincent Bacote)

  • Episode 20 - Are Evangelicals Experiencing an Identity Crisis?

    Is there an evangelical identity crisis? "Yes," says Dr. Vincent Bacote. "There's been one for a long time, but it's been intensified since the 2016 election." So, what do we do? Although evangelicals share basic characteristics, there's a wide diversity of public expressions of our faith. And this long-standing diversity, combined with difficult options at the ballot box, make this question urgent. In this episode, Dr. Bacote offers resources and hopeful examples of expressing faith in public as we move toward the midterm elections.

    Date: October 24, 2018
    Runtime: 13:59
  • Episode 19 - Our First Great Commission as Citizens

    Should we only attend to politics when the fire alarm is going off? Dr. Vincent Bacote tells us that if we're seeking the flourishing of our neighbors, we can't look away from political life. If Christians take seriously the command to love our neighbors as ourselves, there's no asterisk that means our neighbors are only people that I like or that I agree with. But we must give politics its proper weight. For some that means attending to politics and participating in it. For others, that means stepping back from treating our political commitments at the same level as our commitment to Christ.

    Date: October 17, 2018
    Runtime: 14:52
  • Episode 18 - Our First Great Commission as Workers

    What does God's work in the Garden of Eden tell us about the value of human work? What should we being doing as God's workers? According to Dr. Vincent Bacote, Genesis 1:28 gives us our first Great Commission as God's workers. As image bearers, we reflect God by caring for, keeping and extending the garden that he planted. But although we are workers like God, we're also—like God—much more than our work.

    Date: October 10, 2018
    Runtime: 13:02
  • Episode 17 - What Does it Mean To Be Created in God's Image?

    You may have been called a lot of things in your life, but you've probably never been accused of being a "divine image-bearer." In this episode, our guest, Dr. Vincent Bacote, unpacks the three main ways theologians have described the image of God in humankind and how all three views are important for understanding our human vocation. Dr. Bacote also describes how this radical description of human beings dignifies us for the respect and love God commands us to show to our neighbors and ourselves.

    Date: October 3, 2018
    Runtime: 14:23